Samsung Electronics Expands Carbon Footprint Certification for Semiconductor Products

Hello. Reporter Seo Jae-chang |

Samsung Electronics has expanded the ‘carbon footprint’ certification to LED products along with memory and system semiconductors.

Samsung Electronics obtained the ‘Product Carbon Footprint’ certification from the Carbon Trust for 20 next-generation memory semiconductor products, and five subsequent products of the memory semiconductor that received the ‘Product Carbon Footprint’ certification last year were recognized for carbon reduction and received the ‘Carbon Reduction Certification’. said to have been obtained.

Samsung Electronics acquired additional ‘product carbon footprint’ certifications for 20 types of memory products such as SODIMM and LPDDR5 following 4 types of system semiconductor products in September. In addition, 5 types of memory products (HBM2E (8GB), GDDR6 (8Gb), UFS 3.1 (512GB), Portable SSD T7 (1TB), and microSD EVO Select (128GB)) received carbon reduction certification.

Carbon reduction certification is a certification granted when the carbon footprint of a product that has received a product carbon footprint certification or its subsequent products has actually been reduced in carbon emissions. In terms of carbon emissions reduced in the production process of these five products, it is about 680,000 tons, which is equivalent to the amount of carbon absorbed by about 100 million 30-year-old pine trees in a year.

Samsung Electronics was able to succeed in reducing power consumption and raw material input per product thanks to the next-generation memory chip that is smaller in size and improved in productivity than the previous generation.

In addition, while improving the power consumption efficiency of products, the material for packaging of some products was changed from plastic to paper packaging to minimize carbon emissions in the entire production and distribution process of products.

In addition, Samsung Electronics’ four types of LED package products, ‘C-series’, received UL’s ‘Carbon Footprint Certification’ for the first time in the industry. The certified product contributes to the reduction of carbon emissions of existing internal combustion engine vehicles and reduces power consumption, allowing the use of electric vehicle batteries for a longer period of time.

In line with the recent eco-friendly trend in the auto industry, Samsung Electronics plans to continue developing LED products that reduce carbon emissions from the manufacturing process.

“Samsung Electronics has recently been expanding eco-friendly certification to all its semiconductor product lines,” said Hugh Jones, chairman of the Carbon Trust Certification Committee. We look forward to growing.”

Doug Lockard, vice president of UL’s consumer products division, said, “Samsung Electronics is providing more opportunities for car manufacturers to select environmentally friendly products through the carbon footprint certification of four types of LED packages.”

He continued, “I expect that more and more companies like Samsung Electronics that accurately calculate the carbon emissions of each product will make automotive products more eco-friendly.”

Sung-Dae Jang, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics’ DS Division Sustainability Management Office, said, “Samsung Electronics’ eco-friendly activities for sustainable management are being recognized around the world.” Through our efforts, we will continue our efforts to develop eco-friendly semiconductor products beyond the super-gap technology.”